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Dachman-Soled, Dana

Professor Dana Dachman-Soled
Assistant Professor
ECE/UMIACS/Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2)
3407 A.V. Williams Building
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Phone: 
301-405-9927

Research Interests 

  • Cryptography
  • Security
  • Complexity Theory

Background 

Dana Dachman-Soled is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also affiliated with the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. Dana is supported in part by an NSF CAREER award, a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement award, a financial assistance award from NIST and a research partnership award from Cisco. She is also the recipient of a Summer 2016 Research and Scholarship (RASA) award. Prior to joining University of Maryland, Dana spent two years as a postdoc at Microsoft Research New England. Before that, she completed her PhD at Columbia University.
 
Dana's research interests are in cryptography, complexity theory and security. She has broad interests in cryptography including security against physical attacks, post-quantum cryptography, secure multiparty computation, and black-box complexity. She is also interested in property testing of Boolean functions and cryptographic hardness of learning.

Education 

  • B.A. in Math and Computer Science from Yeshiva University
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University

Selected Publications 

  • Towards Non-Black-Box Separations of Public Key Encryption and One Way Functioni
    D. Dachman-Soled
    TCC B-2016

     
  • Non-Malleable Codes for Bounded Depth, Bounded Fan-in Circuits 
    M. Ball, D. Dachman-Soled, M. Kulkarni, T. Malkin 
    Eurocrypt 2016.

     
  • 10-Round Feistel is Indifferentiable from an Ideal Cipher 
    D. Dachman-Soled, J. Katz, A. Thiruvengadam
    Eurocrypt 2016

     
  • Oblivious Network RAM and Leveraging Parallelism to Achieve Obliviousness 
    D. Dachman-Soled, C. Liu, C. Papamanthou, E. Shi, U. Vishkin 
    Asiacrypt 2015

     
  • Leakage-Resilient Circuits Revisited -- Optimal Number of Computing Components without Leak-free Hardware 
    D. Dachman-Soled, F. H. Liu, H. S. Zhou 
    Eurocrypt 2015

     
  • Locally Decodable and Updatable Non-Malleable Codes and Their Applications 
    D. Dachman-Soled, F. H. Liu, E. Shi, H. S. Zhou 
    TCC 2015. 

     
  • Adaptively Secure, Universally Composable, Multi-Party Computation in Constant Rounds 
    D. Dachman-Soled, J. Katz, V. Rao 
    TCC 2015. 

     
  • Approximate resilience, monotonicity, and the complexity of agnostic learning 
    D. Dachman-Soled, V. Feldman, L.Y. Tang, A. Wan, K. Wimmer 
    SODA 2015.

     
  • Feasibility and Infeasibility of Secure Computation with Malicious PUFs 
    D. Dachman-Soled, N. Fleischhacker, J. Katz, A. Lysyanskaya, D. Schröder 
    Crypto 2014.

     
  • Leakage-Tolerant Computation with Input-Independent Preprocessing 
    N. Bitansky, D. Dachman-Soled, H. Lin 
    Crypto 2014.

     
  • A Black-Box Construction of a CCA2 Encryption Scheme from a Plaintext Aware Encryption Scheme 
    D. Dachman-Soled 
    PKC 2014.

     
  • On Minimal Assumptions for Sender-Deniable Public Key Encryption 
    D. Dachman-Soled 
    PKC 2014.

     
  • Securing Circuits Against Constant-Rate Tampering 
    D. Dachman-Soled, Y. T. Kalai 
    CRYPTO 2012.

     
  • Black-Box Construction a Non-Malleable Encryption Scheme from Any Semantically Secure One 
    S.G. Choi, D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin and H. Wee
    TCC, 2008.

Honors and Awards 

  • Summer Research and Scholarship Award (RASA) (2016)

  • ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2015)

  • NSF Career Award (2015)

  • Recipient of the FF SEAS Presidential Fellowship (4-year fellowship)

Related News 

Dachman-Soled Wins 2016-17 Graduate School Research and Scholarship Summer Award
Award will support research to develop security measures to thwart hackers through locally decodable and updatable non-malleable codes. December 14, 2015

UMD Among Largest Recipients of NSF Funding for Cybersecurity Research and Education
UMD research awards are part of the NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program October 21, 2015

UMD Researchers Awarded $1M from NIST to Work on Next-Generation Cryptography
Katz, Papamanthou and Dachman-Soled will collaborate with NIST on post-quantum cryptography project September 21, 2015

Dachman-Soled Wins ORAU Award for Junior Faculty
ECE professor was one of two nominees from the University of Maryland. May 28, 2015

Dachman-Soled Wins NSF Career Award
Professor Dana Dachman-Soled has been recognized for her innovative research in non-black-box cryptography. March 27, 2015

Clark School Welcomes New Faculty
Ten new faculty members join the Clark School for the 2013-2014 school year. September 10, 2013

Three Professors Focused on Cybersecurity Join ECE
As the academic year begins, the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomes three new assistant professors. August 5, 2013